The name alone is a tip off just how cool this neighborhood is. Since 1995, the development and repurpose of the Yellow Cab Depot building has been in the making by the formidable Zeppelin Development. Without the vision, RiNo might not have become the draw for such creative businesses as architects, gallery owners and designers. The TAXI project alone has created a sustainable, mix-use community, housing over 80 creative businesses and residences.

The fastest growing area in Denver, RiNo neighborhood is mostly an industrial zone. The Office of Economic Development have incentivized developers and businesses offering alluring tax credits. Most residential spaces have been established by the renovation and restoration of industrial buildings and most share common space with creative businesses and even artist studios.

The latest projects in RiNo include The Source, billed as a 25,000 square foot, open-air, artisan market place and The Industry Building with over 120,000 square feet of ‘creative workspace’ with two restaurants.

Without a doubt, RiNo is the coolest place in Denver to live.

Lifestyle Highlights

Taxi Lofts – Sustainable, mixed-use community housing over 80 creative businesses and residences.

The Source – This long-awaited artisan market with restaurants, a beer garden and brewery is slated to open in 2013.

Fuel Cafe – Located at TAXI, Fuel Cafe takes special care in the food produced in a beautiful indoor-outdoor atmosphere.

First Fridays – Happening on the first Fridays of each month, galleries, businesses and studios open their doors for a look into the lives of the creative. A must not miss event!

Infinite Monkey Theorem – No vineyard. No pretense! Winemaker Ben Parsons definitely knows how to create amazing wine. You’d be surprised that they tout “Back alley winemaking at it’s finest.” Highly recommended.

South Platte River Trail – Miles of scenic corridor and popular destination for cyclists, skaters, runners and walkers.

  • Industrial Art District
  • River North Greenway Plan
  • Community built for and around the Arts
  • Converted Yellow Cab Depot building into lofts
  • Coors’ Field Ballpark
  • South Platte River
  • Downtown
  • The Source
  • The Industry Building
  • Globeville Landing Park
  • City Park
  • Denver Bike Route (D-9, D-7)
  • Limited RTD bus line; on main thoroughfares only
  • Driving and on-street parking
  • South Platte River Trail
  • Walking mostly on trail
  • Close to I-25
  • Close to I-70
  • Three Denver B-Cycle stations

Neighborhood Boundaries

I-25 – Lawrence St

I-70 – Park Ave W

Surrounding Hoods

Sunnyside

Downtown

Whittier

Five Points

Public Schools

University Preparatory Academy (K – 5)

Gilliam School (K – 12)

Denver School of Science and Technology – Cole Middle School (6 – 8)

Manual High School (9 – 12)

Defining Qualities

Parking, walkable, Denver B-Cycle stations, Denver bike routes, on-street parking.

“For 8 years I have lived and worked at the TAXI building and have watched this community grow. There in no other place in Denver that is as exciting, creative and quickly growing as RiNo. The community here is like-minded and striving for a sustainable way of living. I just love it here.

 

Robert S 8 year resident of RiNo